Babak Kazemi picks up baton as guest conductor at Tehran Symphony Orchestra

June 27, 2018

TEHRAN – Babak Kazemi, the music director and chief conductor of the Light of Music Symphony Orchestra in London, will accompany the Tehran Symphony Orchestra as a guest conductor during a concert at Tehran’s Vahdat Hall on July 19.

Beethoven’s Symphony No. 3, Johann Strauss’s Die Fledermaus Overture and Tchaikovsky’s Romeo and Juliet Overture are the highlights of the repertoire assembled for the performance, Rudaki Foundation announced on Wednesday.

Kazemi began his musical training by learning piano in Tehran with renowned teachers such as Tamara Dolize and Delbar Hakimova.

He then left Iran to England to pursue courses in composition at the Royal College of Music in London. Shortly thereafter, he received a scholarship to study conducting and composition at the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire.
 
In 2014, Kazemi was appointed as music director and chief conductor of the Light of Music Symphony Orchestra and has held the position since then.

As conductor and composer, he has collaborated with many orchestras such as the New Europe Symphony orchestra, Saint-Petersburg Radio Symphony Orchestra, Hermitage Philharmonic Orchestra and Russe Philharmonic Orchestra.

Photo: This file photo shows Babak Kazemi conducting the Light of Music Symphony Orchestra in London during a concert. (babakkazemi.com)

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